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DOCUMENTS & REPORTS
10 years on: Global progress and delay in ending violence against children - the rhetoric & the reality

Author: International NGO Council on Violence Against Children
Document Type: Reports
Document Abstract:

Millions of children are still beaten, tortured, and sentenced to death around the world despite increased attention to violence against under-18s according to a group of leading children's rights organisations.

This new study on violence against children has found that countries have increasingly banned corporal punishment and abandoned life imprisonment for children over the last decade, but under-18s still face dangers from child marriage, honour killings, new forms of sexual violence, and more children are facing the death penalty than ten years ago.

The new report, Global progress & delay in ending violence against children, tracks ten years of change since the first UN Study on Violence Against Children was published in 2006. The study includes contributions from the UN’s Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Kate Gilmore, the original study’s main author and current Chairperson of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria, Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, and several Special Representatives of the Secretary-General who deal with children’s rights.

As well as physical punishment, execution and infanticide the report covers gang violence, child marriage and female genital mutilation in its examination of violence against children. Data included in the report shows that while the prevalence of many forms of violence has fallen the world’s increasing population has led to more children experiencing violence overall.

The report itself was prepared by the International NGO Council on Violence Against Children, a group of leading international and national children’s rights organisations formed in 2007 and tasked with following up on the recommendations of the original study.


Publication year: 2016
Focus Country: World
Language: English
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